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'''Towson University''', often referred to as '''TU''' or simply '''Towson''' for short, is a public university located in Towson, Maryland|Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland|Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is a part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first normal school|training school for teachers, Towson University has evolved into a four-year degree-granting institution consisting of eight colleges with over 20,000 students enrolled. Towson is one of the largest public universities in Maryland and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state. The ''U.S. News & World Report'' ranked Towson University 8th in the Public Universities-Master’s (North) category for its 2010 America's Best Colleges issue. Forbes included Towson University in its 2009 list of the top 100 public colleges and universities in the United States. Kiplinger's Personal Finance...
Established1866{{cite web|url=http://wwwnew.towson.edu/main/abouttu/glance/index.asp|title=Towson At a Glance |accessdate=2007-09-11 }}
TypePublic university|Public
Endowment$71 million (Towson University, 2014){{cite web|url=http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/towson-university-2099}}
$986 million (University System of Maryland, 2015) {{cite web|url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2015_NCSE_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf}}
Budget$450 million{{Cite web| url = https://www.towson.edu/budgetoffice/| title = Budget| website = University Budget Office| access-date = 2016-02-26}}
PresidentKim Schatzel
Students22,285
Undergrad18,807{{cite web |url=http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_2099_brief.php
Postgrad3,478
CityTowson, Maryland|Towson
StateMaryland
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